Garant MasterTapThe Garant MasterTap is a new universal tap from Hoffman. The company says this tool is suitable for use with a wide range of materials including steel, stainless steel, aluminium, brass and cast iron.

The company claims the tap features a new geometry as well as optimised flutes, which it’s said facilitates reliable removal of the chips. Hoffman says the design makes the tool suitable for machining high-strength steel materials thanks to its rounded cutting edges. The company notes that this rounding also provides a defined and continuous wear behaviour without breakouts and offering a longer service life. The tap is made from a HSS-E-PM cutting material with an AlTiX coating to protect against premature wear.